Southwest still is not charging customers for their first or second checked bag — and has no plans to do so — but the low-cost carrier has not been averse to adding other fees, and on Thursday it provided new details on how they are paying off. In conjunction with the release of its fourth quarter earnings report — a $116 million profit — Southwest said it took in $13 million in the quarter from its new $10 “EarlyBird” check-in option, which enables customers to be among the first to ...


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